WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 04 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Oivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hhiroyuki Tagawa, Deborah Shelton.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 4
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The release includes a “Making Of Nemesis” supplement.

DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID2436IP
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 07/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Albert Pyun
(Screenplay/Written By): Rebecca Charles
(Story): NA
(Music): Michel Rubiini
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): E. Colleen Saro
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): David Kern & Mark Conte
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Sundip R. Shah, Anders P. Jensen & Sunil R. Shah
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Ash R. Shah, Eric Karson & Tom Karnowski

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.72:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Director Albert Pyun’s Nemesis carries a lot of RAM punch in this action-packed sci-fi thriller where information is the ultimate power. The story is set in 2027 Los Angeles. Japan and America have merged— politically and economically. Man and machine have merged as well. The scientific community has perfected cybergenics to the degree that any body part can be replaced. The machines want to control human impulses. One reconstructed man-machine (Oliver Gruner) is out for retributive justice against the machines. Systems cowboys, information terrorists, bio-enhanced gangsters and cyborg outlaws do battle in this graphically violent man vs. machine futurist tale.

LaserDisc Picture:
The transfer is matted to a 1.72:1 aspect ratio. The overall picture quality is good with natural looking flesh tones and color a bit over saturated.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is dynamic with an aggressive surround that can be enhanced even more.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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